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Sneak Peek: Has Simon Cowell Finally Cracked the Code to The X Factor's Success?

Simon Cowell sits on a balcony overlooking the pool at the Beverly Hilton hotel and lights another cigarette. It's a tumultuous time for the fiery Brit, whose baby-daddy drama is dominating tabloid headlines just a month before The X Factor is set to premiere its do-or-die third season in the United States. But Cowell has rarely appeared more at ease. "I think you're really going to like it more this year," he says of his singing competition.  Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/News/X-Factor-Sneak-Peek-Simon-Cowell-1069950.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The X Factor Season 2 Runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar On Her Soulful New Album, Nsync's Vmas Reunion, & Celebrity Crushes

Celebified and Wetpaint caught up with The X Factor's season 2 runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar on the 2013 MTV VMAs red carpet! The 14-year-old popstar-in-training gave us the scoop on her soulful upcoming album, plus shared her dream musical collaborations and her latest celebrity crushes.   Read More... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/XvxPjDtr6rQ/2013-08-28-x-factor-season-2-runner

Simon Cowell Being Asked to Leave X Factor USA For Which Reality Show?

Uh oh Simon Cowell fans. If Guardian and OK! UK reports are correct, the X Factor bossman may be on the way out — and The X Factor USA may go with him. According to The Guardian, Simon’s Syco production company — one of the controlling powers of XFUK — has a contract with the hit show that is scheduled to end this year, alongside the other two partners. And while the ten-year-old show has had some growing pains as of late, some think Simon is just what it needs to get back to its old glory.... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/P_EpuV9weis/2013-08-14-simon-cowell-leaving-xfactor-usa

X Factor 2013 Undergoing HUGE Changes — What’s Happening?

The X Factor 2013 is a little over a month away, and we can’t wait to see what happens when veteran mentors/judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell return. But other than the dueling duo’s return, it sounds like there’s not much else that’s going to be the same. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/smz2z8zmMMM/2013-08-02-undergoing-huge-changes-whats-happening

Simon Cowell, Andrew and Lauren Silverman Break Silence About Pregnancy

  Simon Cowell  has never been one to stay silent, but for once  The X Factor   judge is watching his words. Cowell  evaded questions  at the Television Critics Association on Thursdayregarding the news that he  impregnated  his friend Andrew Silverman's wife Lauren.  Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/Simon-Cowell-Baby-1068789.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'X Factor' Season 3: Simon Cowell reboots the competition again with new prize, judges, approach

It was a humbler Simon Cowell who took the stage at TCA's summer press tour to tout Season 3 of "The X Factor" on FOX. Seated with new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, returning judge Demi Lovato and host Mario Lopez, Cowell addressed the lessons he's learned so far and why he believes the show has finally found its groove."I felt like what we were doing was similar to what everyone else was doing," Cowell says, reflecting on the second season (and, it was implied, the addition of Britney Spears to the panel). "I had this impatience to get on to Season 3 so we could do what I wanted to do.""It just felt like all the shows, the judging panels were beginning to look the same," he adds. "[Finding new judges] was really about, 'How passionate are you about doing this job properly? Working with the artists and finding a star in the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/x-factor-season-3-simon-cowell-reboots-the-competition-again-with-new-prize-judges-approach.html

Simon Cowell is Going to Be a Dad! The X Factor Judge Expecting First Child With His Friend's Wife!

It looks like Kris Allen isn't the only new dad from the American Idol family! Following the news that the season 8 winner is now the proud father of a baby boy, Simon Cowell confirmed that he too is expecting his own little bundle of joy. Us Weekly reports that the longtime American Idol judge, and current X Factor bigwig, is expecting his first child with New York City socialite Lauren Silverman. But there's a catch -- Cowell's baby mama is married, to Simon's close friend, and has recently filed for divorce from her husband in order to spend more time with the father of her unborn child, Simon. Do you think fatherhood is what Simon needs to soften up a little? Will he make a good dad? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and stick with us for more entertainment buzz from Celebified.

'The X Factor (US)' Season 3 Promo: Expect the Unexpected

Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio bust a move while Mario Lopez mugs to the camera in the promo video. Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00062559.html

X Factor 2013 Promo Released: What To Expect This Season

Less than two months remain until X Factor returns to our lives, and the first promo teasing the third season has us all types of excited. Excited about the new judges — Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. Excited about more Demi Lovato. Excited about ladies outnumbering Simon Cowell three to one at the judges’ table. In the promo, which is told exclusively from Simon’s POV (hope he enjoys the power while it lasts), we see dancing, flirting, and mocking — the three gerunds that make X Factor... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/dv0hVC7xtC0/2013-07-18-x-factor-season-3-promo

'The X Factor' Season 3 Promos: 'Britney Spears' on Stage and Different Demi Lovato

Simon Cowell makes a sarcastic comment on a bad singer who performs '...Baby One More Time', and says that Demi is respectful of him this year. Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00062303.html